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For the babies

For the babies

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes about an initiative by an ICDDR,B scientist that can change the lives of low income working mothers and their infants for the better Although in Bangladesh the breast feeding rate is higher than the international average, latest Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, published by government in 2014, states that the rate has been on the decline […]

For greener pastures

For greener pastures

Seasonal migrants to Dhaka city tell Mahfuzul Haque why they leave their homes and family members to travel to Dhaka during specific months of the year  Photos by Sanaul Haque Md Zahir (45), a resident of Nilphamari who lives with his four family members, comes to Dhaka city twice a year. The day-labourer works in the paddy fields in his […]

For a congestion-free city

For a congestion-free city

Alike other cities across the world, the ‘No Car Day’ event was held for the first time in Dhaka on February 18, 2016. Many university students as well as people from all walks of life had taken part in promoting the event while rallies were also held on the day to raise awareness. New Age Xtra had asked its readers […]

For the bicyclists

For the bicyclists

Ahmed Shatil Alam writes why and how Cycle Junction has become so popular among bicyclists in Dhaka courtesy-Cycle Junction Abu Noman Shaikat has been bicyclist for many years, using bicycles for daily commuting like a growing number of people in Dhaka city. Every day he commutes around five kilometers from his home to university. Due to the pressure that it […]

For political gain?

For political gain?

Sadiqur Rahman reveals how the National Service Programme has failed to be an effective initiative at helping the unemployed in rural areas, due to its many irregularities One of the priorities in the 2008 election manifesto of the present ruling party was ‘Employment in every family’. As per electoral commitment, after assuming power, the government approved a National Service Programme […]

For a better city

For a better city

Ahmed Shatil Alam spends a day with ‘Clean up Dhaka’ campaign Photo courtesy Clean up Dhaka Almost on a daily basis when we step out of our homes or office out on the streets of Dhaka, either our nostrils are attacked by the stench of garbage dumped arbitrarily on roadsides or we try to veer our eyes away from the […]

For the love of books

For the love of books

Mahfuzul Haque writes about a number of Facebook pages which are selling ‘used’ books to Bangladeshis, at a time when the number of ‘used’ book shops are rapidly decreasing across the country When you are alone with no one around to talk to, a book is the trusted companion that, not only helps you to gain knowledge, but also enhances […]